You can find small cichlids about 5 cm, and there are half a meter. The natural habitat of cichlids is quite wide, they live around the world, but the most popular cichlids of Africa, South and Central America. Most captive cichlids come from the Great African lakes: Malawi, Tanganyika, and the Amazon.
Due to the large number of cichlid species, it is very difficult to distinguish any typical behavior for them. But, nevertheless, it is safe to say that many cichlids are characterized by aggressive behavior. Also, cichlids are very caring parents. Continue reading
Karpoed has the form of a flat rounded translucent turtle gray-green with four pairs of feathery swimming legs. In the initial stage, the crustacean is barely visible to the naked eye, but in the adult state it can reach 4-6 mm. It is very mobile, floats freely, but prefers to accumulate in the midst of plants. Attacking fish, carp eater bites into the skin, bites through it and sucks blood. From biting it on the body of the fish produced wounds that often become a gateway for infection. Destroy carp eating mechanically, removing from the aquarium affected fish and removing the parasite with tweezers. Continue reading
Texas-Panama. Length – up to 9 cm. the Body is high, compressed from the sides. The color is silver, with a brass sheen. The top is olive, in the back half of the body there is a dark stripe. The fins are reddish.
In the caves of San Luis Potosi (Mexico), this species forms a blind race. In blind fish, the eyes are covered with growths. The skin is devoid of pigmentation, pink, colorless fins. Females are fuller. Despite their blindness, fish are very mobile and playful. Obstacles and they find food through the organs of the lateral line and sense of Smell.
It is best to keep blind fish separately in species elongated aquariums without plants with stones that do not have sharp edges, at a temperature of 18-24 °C. water of medium hardness. Continue reading